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Deaf Player Lee into Finals of Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off

18-year-old hearing-impaired Duckhee Lee of South Korea continues to defy the odds as he advanced to the finals of the Australian Open 2017 Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Zhuhai, China.

Lee, who’s deaf, defeated Kai-Chen Chang in the semifinal match.

According to Ben Rothenberg’s New York Times article, Lee was diagnosed as deaf at the age of two.

Lee will play Denis Istomin in the final match. If Lee wins, this will be his first Grand Slam main draw entry.

Watch Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off final matches on Tennis Channel starting at 10 PM ET.

Original author: Ashley Ndebele
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